June 24, 2011 - by
ABCA Honorees

June 24, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The postseason honors continue to roll in for members of the 2011 Florida State baseball team, this time in the form of All-American and All-Atlantic Region recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

Junior pitcher Sean Gilmartin and junior outfielder James Ramsey earned spots on the ABCA/Rawlings All-American team, as they were selected to the second and third teams, respectively.

They were among four `Noles earning ABCA All-Atlantic Region honors, as selected by the region’s NCAA Division I coaches. While Gilmartin and Ramsey were first-team choices, senior outfielder Mike McGee and senior closer Daniel Bennett earned spots on the second-team All-Atlantic Region squad.

Gilmartin, selected No. 28 overall by the Atlanta Braves in the 2011 MLB Draft, posted a 12-2 record and a 2.09 record in his third season as the Seminoles’ No. 1 starter. He struck out 130 and walked just 21 over 120.1 innings, while opponents his just .209 against the left-hander from Moorpark, Cal. It’s the fourth major All-American honor for Gilmartin, who ranks among the top 10 in FSU history in victories and strikeouts.

Ramsey led the Seminoles with a .364 batting average and 67 RBI, starting every game in right field for the second consecutive season. The Alpharetta, Ga. native also paced the `Noles in hits (91), slugging percentage (.580), stolen bases (11) and total bases (145), while sharing the team lead with 10 home runs.

FSU’s two senior honorees, McGee and Bennett, rank among the top 10 in a number of school career categories. McGee batted .321 and shared the team lead with 10 home runs, while also contributing a 4-3 record with five saves on the mound for the `Noles in 2011. Bennett seized the closer’s role for the `Noles and put up impressive numbers, registering 15 saves to go along with a 3-1 record over the course of 39 appearances.


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